Creamy Ham Penne

Ingredients: 2 cups uncooked whole wheat penne pasta2 cups fresh broccoli florets1 cup fat-free milk1 package (6-1/2 ounces) reduced-fat garlic-herb spreadable cheese1 cup cubed fully cooked ham1/4 teaspoon pepper Directions In a large saucepan, cook penne according to package directions, adding broccoli during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Drain and rinse under cod water….

Fiesta Side Salad

Ingredients: 2 to 3 cups of room temp cooked brown rice.2 cups frozen corn, thawed1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained6 green onions, sliced1/4 cup pickled jalapeno slices, chopped1/4 cup canola oil2 tablespoons cider vinegar1 tablespoon lime juice1 teaspoon chili powder1 teaspoon molasses1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted and ground Directions: In…

Chili Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon lime juice1 teaspoon chili powder1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce1/2 teaspoon sugar1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon pepper1 pork tenderloin (1 pound)1 tablespoon canola oil Directions In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; brush over pork. In a large ovenproof skillet, brown pork in oil on all sides. Bake at 375° for 25-30…

Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa

Ingredients: 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch strips1/3 cup water1 tablespoon chili powder1 teaspoon sugar1 teaspoon onion powder1 teaspoon paprika1 teaspoon ground cumin1 teaspoon dried oregano1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1 medium ripe California Avocado, peeled and cubed1 cup fresh or frozen corn1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered2 teaspoons lime juice8 taco shells,…

Peach Glazed Pork Loin & Apple Kabobs

Ingredients: 1 (10-ounce) jar sugar free peach preserves2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice2 garlic cloves, minced2lb pork tenderloin trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces3/4 teaspoon salt3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepperCooking spray2 apples (one green, one red) Directions: Preheat grill to medium-high heat.If they are not already, cut the pork loin in…

Low calorie Blue Cheese Dip

Ingredients: ¼ cups fat free Sour Cream2 tablespoons Fat Free Milk2 teaspoons Lemon Juice⅛ teaspoons Garlic Powder⅛ teaspoons Black Pepper⅛ teaspoons Salt⅛ teaspoons Dry Mustard¼ teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce7 tablespoons Low Fat Mayonnaise3 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Blue Cheese Directions: Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix well. If you would like to use…

Healthier Buffalo Wings

Ingredients: Nonstick cooking spray12 chicken wings (about 3 1/2 pounds), disjointed1/2 teaspoon kosher salt1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper1/2 cup hot sauce (I actually used sriracha…more flavorful sauce)1/4 cup honeyCelery and carrot sticks, for serving Directions: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Toss the wings with the…

Pork Dumplings

Ingredients: Dipping Sauce: 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce1 1/4 tablespoons Sriracha sauceJuice of 1 1/2 lemons Pork Dumplings: 1 tablespoon minced garlic2 teaspoons minced ginger2 teaspoons sesame oil1 small bunch scallions, white and green parts, chopped12 ounces ground pork3 tablespoons hoisin sauce2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder1 egg1 package wonton wrappers1 tablespoon…

Chicken Spareribs

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon vegetable oil2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (I cut mine in strips)3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon water1/4 cup soy sauce1/3 cup packed light brown sugar3 tablespoons ketchup2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar1 teaspoon chopped garlic1/4 teaspoon ground ginger1 tablespoon cornstarch Directions: In a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add…

Sesame Ginger Chicken

Ingredients: Chicken Marinade: 2 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes6 tablespoons sesame oil2 1/2 tablespoons sugar2 tablespoons soy sauce1 teaspoon cracked black pepper Stir Fry: 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons cornstarchVegetable or peanut oil2 tablespoons minced garlic1 tablespoon minced ginger4 tablespoons Chinese Shoaxing rice wine2 tablespoons hoisin sauce2 tablespoons oyster sauce2…